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France’s ‘Burkini’ Bans Are About More Than Religion or Clothing

France’s ‘Burkini’ Bans Are About More Than Religion or Clothing | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
The bans on full-body swimsuits are not primarily about protecting Muslim women from patriarchy, but about shielding France’s non-Muslims from a changing world.
Nancy Watson's insight:
France has fiercely protected many aspects of its culture. In a globalized world, is this creating a centripetal or centrifugal force, or both for them?
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What does it mean when someone says they're Shia or Sunni?

What does it mean when someone says they're Shia or Sunni? | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
The words Shia and Sunni appear a lot in the news these days. But what do they mean and where did they come from?
Nancy Watson's insight:

Sunni and Shia are both branches of the religion of Islam, just a Catholics and Protestants are branches of Christianity.

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Annie Pack's curator insight, June 25, 2014 2:04 PM

This article could help some of you with your country profiles.